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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Fastweb.com, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter, The Scholar’s Journal. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Chegg NSHSS Scholarship

NSHSS partner Chegg is awarding 5 $1,000 college scholarships to NSHSS members in high school. This year’s question asks “Where would you most like to study abroad and why would you choose this location?” Apply on the Chegg website: http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/chegg-NSHSS-1000-scholarship/apply. Responses must be 500 characters (not words) or fewer. U.S. high school members who are at least 16 years old are eligible to apply. Apply by July 31, 2015.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Student Council Application 2015

Application for 2015-2016 NSHSS College Student Council members. Council members are college students who take on a leadership role for high school members through writing articles and blogs or other social media outlets, speaking at events if available, and representing NSHSS.

Monday, November 30, 2015

CollegeWeekLive Scholarship

CollegeWeekLive helps students with their college search. As the world’s largest college fair and admissions event website, CollegeWeekLive has helped more than 1,500,000 students from 192 countries navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. Founded in 2007, CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. and international universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more. CollegeWeekLive has partnered with NSHSS to offer an exclusive $2,500 scholarship to NSHSS members. NSHSS members can enter the scholarship at www.collegeweeklive.com/nshss.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

College Admission Central

Two scholarships for NSHSS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, valued at $877 for College Admission Central college guidance counseling for a full year. Students should apply by answering this question: "How are you working to find your authentic self in high school?" The two scholarship winners will be awarded by January 9, 2016. What You Get As A Scholarship Winner: • AdmissionMap™ (Usually $497, included with membership) • CollegeJabber™ (Usually $204, included with membership) • PocketScheduler™ (Usually $297, included with membership) • EssaySuite™ (Usually $497, included with membership) • Webcast group coaching sessions (included with membership) • Guest expert sessions (included with membership) • Regular MemberMails with important strategy updates (included with membership) • Priority access to AcceptanceMentor™ hot-line sessions • Access to a suite of amazing tech tools • Join a community of proactive students and parents focused on getting admitted to the best possible college. • Tap into regular coaching sessions from admission experts. • Receive guest passes for exclusive member webcast sessions. • Get exclusive member-only updates on the ever-changing admission landscape and the strategies needed to ensure you’re still competitive. • Have front-of-the-line access to preferred coaching time slots with our top consultants and specialist advisors (members always come first, especially during crunch times). • Obtain members-only discounts on specialized programs like our new multimedia video course on how to enter and win science fairs: Science Fair Edge™ (members save $100 with a private discount code). Massive stress reduction! (Only possible when you have a structured, systematic process to follow for college admission.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

St. Michaels Boarding School Scholarship

Win a $50,000 boarding school! Open to students in the U.S. and Canada with high school graduation years of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. NSHSS partner, St. Michaels University School (SMUS), located in Victoria, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s top boarding schools. On the heels of last year’s successful Best School Year Ever contest, St. Michaels is once again offering a $50,000 full-year boarding scholarship for grade 8 – 12 students. The winner receives a full-year scholarship to live and study as a boarder on campus at St. Michaels University School. The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime high school experience will: • Pursue their best-ever academic performance, supported by top-notch teachers. • Make lifelong friendships forged by the bond of living and learning at SMUS. • Share their boarding school experience with the world on a blog and in SMUS webisodes. Contestants who enter BEFORE JANUARY 12, 2016 could win: • The grand prize of full tuition for boarding and study for the 2016-2017 school year, valued at $50,000. • One of two runner-up prizes of $10,000 SMUS boarding scholarships. • Three finalists win an all-expense paid trip with their parents or guardians to Victoria, BC.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Minerva School 4 Year College Scholarship

The Minerva School Scholarship for NSHSS Members The Scholarship for Perseverance: Minerva has established the Scholarship for Perseverance to identify and reward exceptional NSHSS students who have the courage and ambition to explore new things, and the resilience and maturity to learn from failure. This scholarship will cover four years of full tuition at Minerva ($40,000). To apply, simply complete the free Minerva application and denote your interest in the scholarship at the end of the application process. The first phase takes only fifteen minutes, so get started today. Deadline is Jan 15, 2016.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

DECA-Claes Nobel Entrepreneurial Scholar Award

The DECA-Claes Nobel Entrepreneurial Scholar Award is open to NSHSS students who are also DECA members and who intend to pursue a college major in marketing, finance, hospitality or business. The $1,000 scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicants may be U.S. or international students. A total of three (3) scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and presented to scholars at the DECA International Career Conference, April 23-26, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. Application Requirements: Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions below • Transcript • Educator recommendation • Resume • Photo • Response (up to 500 words) to one of the following questions: a. How is your membership in DECA preparing you for your future career and college goals? b. Discuss the college major you plan to pursue, why you are considering this major, and why might this particular field be a good match for you own skills, experiences, and interests. The application will be in your member dashboard. The deadline is January 16, 2016.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Georgetown College Tuition Scholarships 2016

Georgetown College offers a scholarship to all NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the College. This academic scholarship is valued at $17, 500 and is renewable for four years. Eligibility: Must be a member of NSHSS; Apply and be admitted to Georgetown College by February 1st of your senior year. 3.6 unweighted High School GPA. contact: Georgetown College admissions@georgetowncollege.edu 1-800-788-9985

Monday, February 1, 2016

Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-Bullying Scholarship 2016

Abercrombie & Fitch has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. Eligibility requirements include high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The $2500 scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tia Tula Language Study in Spain

Tía Tula Spanish School Scholarship for NSHSS Members Dates: TBA Tía Tula is the perfect place to learn Spanish. Situated in downtown Salamanca, Tía Tula Spanish School is a teaching center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and specialized in organizing Spanish immersion programs abroad throughout the year. The institute is offering one tuition-based scholarship to the Intensive Spanish Language Course during four weeks. The school will sponsor the tuition of four hours daily of Spanish lessons and the arrangement of housing with a host family, which includes full board and single room, for the duration of the four-week program. See the General Conditions about the drawing and the scholarship below the application for the scholarship. All applicants are welcome to Tía Tula, no matter your level of Spanish

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

NSHSS STEM Scholarships 2016

Five $1,000 college scholarships for NSHSS high school seniors graduating in 2016 planning to major in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), including any area related to the medical field. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

UPS Scholars Award Program

The UPS Scholars Award Program supports five (5) $1,000 college scholarships based on UPS’ core values of integrity and excellence, innovation, helping others through community involvement and humanitarian efforts, and supporting the overall well-being of people worldwide. The scholarships are administered by the NSHSS Foundation and are being awarded to help encourage and recognize young leaders in their schools and communities and to help invest in their higher education. Eligible applicants are high school seniors graduating in 2016 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application is open to students worldwide. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The scholarship funding is for the freshman year in college and is non-renewable. Application Requirements: Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application: A. Who has inspired you to abide by one or more of the UPS core values listed above and in what ways? B. What does the word "integrity" mean to you and how have you demonstrated your definition of integrity in your school and or community? Transcript Educator recommendation Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities Photo Application Deadline: March 13, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NSHSS Native American Scholar Awards

Three $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS high school juniors and seniors who are Native American or Alaska Natives. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor. This scholarship also requires documentation of Native American heritage. You may trace Native American Ancestry at this link: http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships 2016

$1,000-$5,000 scholarships open to NSHSS high school juniors & seniors. A minimum of 10 applicants will be selected for $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship; 75 applicants will be selected for $1,000 National Scholar Awards. There is one application. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2016 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires up to 500 words describing how you hope to make a positive impact on society and how your college plans should help you on your journey.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Summer Scholarships

Johns Hopkins University invites you to participate in one of their selective academic programs for mature, high-achieving high school students. Become a university student for a few weeks this summer while you take undergraduate classes at one of America’s most prestigious universities. The Summer University Program is for students who are academically prepared to enroll in freshman and sophomore-level undergraduate courses. Students choose courses from the summer offerings, lasting two or five weeks, and take classes alongside university students. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER UNIVERSITY (INCLUDING MINI-TERMS)… You must be at least 16 years old by June 30, 2016 • Have completed your sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school • Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) The Discover Hopkins Program is also for students who are academically ready for undergraduate courses, but would like to concentrate on one topic. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DISCOVER HOPKINS PROGRAMS… You must be at least 15 years old by June 30, 2016 • Have completed your freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school • Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) You will receive a university transcript with your grade(s) at the end of the program. The credits you earn at Hopkins are university undergraduate credits, which you may transfer to your future university program. Johns Hopkins will be providing one NSHSS member with a scholarship to attend their Pre-College summer session in 2016, and NSHSS students may also apply for additional need-based grants. The deadline for need-based grants is March 16, 2016. Details: TBA

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards 2016

One $2,500 scholarship for the first place winner and a $1,000 scholarship for the top four finalists who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities. Deadline to apply: March 20, 2016. Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, list of service activities, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & service activities may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires you to discuss the volunteer project which you feel most benefited both you and the recipients in about 500 words, and also how and why you became involved in the project, what it entailed, and what have been the results.

Friday, April 1, 2016

NOLS Scholarships 2016

The National Outdoor Leadership School provides two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members to attend NOLS summer courses. All NSHSS members receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses, and the standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived. Apply directly through NOLS for the program and for the scholarship by contacting 800-710-6657 and be sure to indicate your are an NSHSS member.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Semester at Sea 2016

Semester at Sea waives the $50 non-refundable application fee for NSHSS members. NSHSS also awards an around-the-world travel/study program scholarship, an amazing opportunity worth up to $20,000 to an NSHSS college member. Deadline April 1, 2016.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards 2016

Five $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member, for NSHSS college students to participate in international study during college.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

MCON 16 Conference Scholarship

MCON 2016 is a two-day conference on cause movements and how to activate people for good. The organizers of MCON 2016 are offering NSHSS college students and college graduates a scholarship opportunity to attend the 2016 conference. One scholarship is available which includes a General Admission ticket (value $199) and accommodations at the official conference hotel (value $650). To apply for the scholarship, please answer the following question in 700 characters: What issue is most important to you, and how will your attendance at MCON16 impact the people and/or projects that you want to help? Apply for the scholarship in your member dashboard by logging in at http://www.nshss.org/dashboard. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2016.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Princeton Review 2016

Three $1,000 college scholarships provided by the Princeton Review for NSHSS high school seniors and college freshmen.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A&F Diversity Champion Awards 2016

For high school seniors reflecting experience and perspectives on diversity & inclusion. Deadline to apply: April 21, 2016 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The applications also requires responses to questions on the application regarding Diversity & Inclusion.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A&F Diversity Champions 2016 International

Scholarships for high school seniors reflecting experience and perspectives on diversity & inclusion for students enrolled in or enrolling in a university in one of the following countries in the fall of 2016: Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, or United Kingdom. Deadline to apply: April 30, 2016 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The applications also requires responses to questions on the application regarding Diversity & Inclusion

Sunday, May 1, 2016

American Business School in Paris Summer Study

American Business School Paris, an NSHSS Collaborating University, is pleased to announce a tuition discount for NSHSS members. American Business School Paris offers several programs of study, dually accredited in both the United States and in France: Bachelor of Business Administration (majors: International Business, International Finance or International & Luxury Marketing) Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion and Luxury Retail Management The American Business School Paris will offer 20% reduction of tuition cost for all NSHSS members with at least a 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in one of the American Business School degree programs listed above. For more information please visit our webpage (http://www.absparis.org/en/) or email absparis@groupe-igs.fr.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2016

Application closes midnight May 1, 2016 EST. Twenty-five $250 cash awards to recognize NSHSS members who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper. Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from the college class. We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award. Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website. All entries must be submitted by May 1, 2016. Submissions will not be returned. Method of submission: Upload a copy of your essay on the online application as a Word document or pdf. You will need to provide the title of the paper, name of the class, term/year when the class was taken, and the name and contact information of the teacher who assigned the paper. Apply online in the member dashboard: http://www.nshss.org/dashboard/ Deadline to submit: May 1, 2016 For questions, please contact scholarships@nshss.org *Essays must be submitted in English.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Envision Career & Leadership Program 2016

Five full tuition scholarships for the Envision summer career program of your choice. All members receive a $200 tuition discount by enrolling on the Envision/NSHSS webpage and including your NSHSS Membership Identification Number.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

NSHSS Ambassador Awards 2016

Ten $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS Ambassadors graduating in 2016 who demonstrate specific ways in which they have represented NSHSS and helped to build a positive global community. Apply online in the member area of the website at https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/ When you apply online, once you submit your application, it will be closed for editing. For this application, you will need: . name and email address of your school principal . name and email address of your school counselor . name and email address of your recommender if you have not have a recommendation submitted in 2016 . resume listing honors and awards, leadership activities, extra-curricular activities, and community service . color photo of yourself . Personal statement addressing one of the following: A. In what specific ways you have represented NSHSS as an ambassador? B. How you have contributed as an ambassador to building a positive global community? You are encouraged to send include photos and press clippings of any activities if available. Transcript - submit a transcript via upload, email, or mail. If you have already submitted a transcript for a 2016 scholarship, you do not need to send another one. Transcripts may be uploaded or emailed to: scholarships@nshss.org or mailed to NSHSS Ambassador Scholarship NSHSS Headquarters 1936 N. Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30319

Monday, May 2, 2016

Claes Nobel Entrepreneur Scholar Awards

$1,000 awards open to high school juniors and seniors who have an idea for a product, service, business, or other innovation. Apply online in the member dashboard. Requirements: Description: A brief description of your proposed idea, business, or product explaining what it is, why there is a need for it, how it is different from others in the same category, how you would make (or have made) a prototype, and what is your plan for turning this innovation into reality. Let us know how you got the idea and what you have done about it thus far. Business Plan: Applicants are also required to include a business plan outlining strategies for launching their idea. A business plan outlines how you plan to grow your business and explains your strategic vision. Visit websites such as Small Business Administration for information and guidance and tips for creating your plan. The Small Business Administration website provides free information for young entrepreneurs and for guidance. You may also take 30-minute free online courses for young entrepreneurs to assist you with starting a business, as well as creating a business plan, which also contains a sample business plan template: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/young-entrepreneurs https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan https://www.sba.gov/content/how-make-your-business-plan-stand-out https://www.sba.gov/content/young-entrepreneurs-series Your business plan should include the following components in a document. You may review the SBA sample template from the free online video course: Your business plan should include the following components in a document. You may review the SBA sample template from the free online video course provided by the SBA https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan • Executive Summary • Company Description • Market Analysis • Organization and Management plan • Service or Product description • Marketing and sales plans • Funding request needs (if applicable) • Financial projections Applications also require an educator recommendation, transcript, resume, and photo.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

George Washington University Pre-College Program

GW Pre-College program enrolls high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with and applied exploration of an area of study. Students also engage in co-curricular and recreational programs which introduce them to prospective fields of interests through site visits around Washington, D.C. Students have the opportunity to participate in college readiness seminars that engage them in an understanding of the admissions process and the student experience, as they prepare for their college future. GW will award up to 5 partial merit-based scholarships each valued at $1000 to the best qualified NSHSS applicants interested in undergraduate level study in either the Science or Arts fields for the following programs: To Apply: GW must be in receipt of a full application with supporting documents by the May 15th deadline. Students must indicate NSHSS on their application for consideration. Selected students will be notified if they are chosen for the scholarship as part of their admission to the program. The scholarship award is for $1000 to be applied toward tuition only. The scholarship may not be applied to other GW programs or courses. For program information and applications visit GW Pre-College Programs at http://www.precollege.gwu.edu or contact GW at 202-242-6360 or email gwsummer@gwu.edu. More details TBA.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

George Washington Univ. Summer Non-Credit Classes

Summer Immersion Programs (noncredit) GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students interested in applying to Summer Immersion non-credit program courses. Students must indicate NSHSS on their application for consideration. For program information visit GW Pre-College Programs at http://www.precollege.gwu.edu or contact GW at 202-242-6360 or email gwsummer@gwu.edu. More details TBA.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Literary Competition 2016

Express Yourself! Deadline for all submissions: May 15, 2016 All NSHSS high school members are eligible to submit their creative work in our new Claes Nobel Literary Competition. Winning literary entries will be published on the NSHSS website. Entries will be judged on creativity, technique, expression, and originality. Three prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories: Poetry and Fiction. In each category, the following prizes will be awarded: First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250 Students may submit poetry and/or fiction to the literary contest. All entries must be uploaded online in the application in the member dashboard. Entries should not have been previously published. All entries must be uploaded online in the application either as documents files or pdf files. Submit one entry per category. Poetry: Students may submit their original poetry in any style, from formal verse, to free verse to experimental. The poem should be formatted as you wish it to appear in publication. Fiction: Student may submit a piece of short fiction, which must be no more than 5,000 words and should not be single-spaced. The entry may be any genre of the student’s choice, including graphic novel or story. By submitting your literary work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Winners in the poetry and fiction categories may be invited to participate in a public reading of their works. If you wish to submit both an entry in Poetry and an entry in Fiction, you may do so (or you may wish to submit in one category only).

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Visual Arts Competition 2016

NSHSS high school students may submit visual art and photography–painting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, weaving, digital and 35mm photography. These must be submitted as digital files, which must be a minimum 300 dpi JPEG. All work must be the student’s original work. Submit only one entry. By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Finalists will be contacted to submit physical artworks if appropriate for the category. These will be shipped to the NSHSS headquarters at the finalist’s expense and will be donated to NSHSS. Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation. For questions, contact scholarships@nshss.org First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Video Competition 2016

Express Yourself! Video - Open to all high school members. Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of yourself or your worldview through film. Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made into the following categories: create a story through scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: •Expression of a clear theme; •Quality of the storyline and script (if applicable); •Creativity and/or content originality; •Production quality; and •Editing. To enter, upload your video to YouTube and provide the link in your application. By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Plagiarism: NSHSS has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any applicant whose winning work is determined to be plagiarized in whole or in part will forfeit any awards. Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation. For questions, contact scholarships@nshss.org First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Environmental Studies Summer Program

NSHSS members graduating high school in 2017 and 2018 now have a special opportunity for this summer to apply for an Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute Tuition Scholarship ($1200). ESSYI is a two-week academic enrichment program that provides talented, rising high school juniors and seniors with a college-level, hands-on learning experience that explores the many disciplines, tools and approaches needed to address complex, environmental issues. The Institute is located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region, on beautiful Seneca Lake, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. You will conduct research with faculty members in a variety of locations: on the HWS William F. Scandling (a 65-foot vessel on Seneca Lake), in streams, quaking bogs, the Adirondack Mountains, and the Colleges science laboratories. Working in the field, in laboratories, in classrooms, and on a four-day camping trip, you will explore a range of topics in environmental policy, economics, and ethics. The Institute welcomes students from around the world who have a broad range of interests. Students work closely with a diverse group of Hobart and William Smith faculty. NSHSS scholars are invited to apply to the ESSYI Tuition Scholarship Competition using the regular application process on the ESSYI website. When applying, we ask that you indicate that you are applying for an NSHSS scholarship in the application section entitled “Academic Interests.” The winner will be chosen based on a combination of academic ability, a teacher’s recommendation, and a personal statement. The personal statement should be environmentally focused and provide us with insight into who you are and how you think. Awards for the competition will include: - First Place: $1200 tuition scholarship - Honorable Mention: $200 tuition scholarships (three available) The $25 application fee will be waived for all National Society of High School Scholars. The deadline to apply is May 18th, 2016. More information about ESSYI, total cost, and an online application are available at: http://essyi.hws.edu

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2016

Four $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). • Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application • Transcript • Educator recommendation • Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history Application Questions: These scholarships are being awarded to students pursuing STEM careers. Please respond to one of the following questions in a statement of up to 500 words. A. How do your career aspirations align with the mission of Thermo Fisher Scientific? Mission: To enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. B. How do you demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific’s core values of innovation, integrity, intensity and involvement? *Rising sophomores and juniors are eligible

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Macquarie University NSHSS Tuition Scholarship

The aim of the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Merit scholarship is to offer NSHSS members the opportunity to gain a world renowned Bachelors or Master Degree from a prestigious Australian University. The scholarship is intended for use in Semester 2, 2016 (July start date). Value: The value of the scholarship is $10,000AUD which will be a one off-payment deducted from the student’s first semesters tuition. Priority areas: In accordance with the NSHSS founding values and Macquarie University’s programs, the following areas have been identified as priority areas for the scholarship: Master of International Relations Master of International Communications Master of International Public Diplomacy Master of Environment Bachelor of International Studies Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Bachelor of Arts in International Communications Bachelor of Environment Students who apply for one of more of the above programs will be given priority however, other areas will be considered. Requirements: Students must be a NSHSS member and U.S. resident with a current GPA or 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent.

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